Digital Orchestrator Pro on Vista

March 23, 2013 at 11:19:22
Specs: Windows Vista
So, not to be first with the stupid question, but ... Is there a version of DOP Pro (I had Pro) that can run on Vista? Like Mcarlucci, I put many, many hours of labors of love into this program for years. almost all original compositions, with subtleties manually adjusted without benefit of MIDI controller (keyboard, etc.) What I never did is complete any of my major works, transform them to WAV files, and create burnable WAVs or shareable MP3s ... I did that on precisely one song, one 2:30 silly song ... Meanwhile, I have poured my heart and soul into longer songs that XP had no problem running (after I downloaded a patch from an increasingly apathetic Turtle Beach).
If I have to upgrade to Windows 7 to get DOPro to run, and retrieve my years of creative work, so be it ... I just don't want to pay out the ass for an OP sys upgrade that might not be necessary. Or might not work, in the end, anyway.

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#1
March 23, 2013 at 12:12:58
Try running the program in compatibility mode.

Right-click the program's shortcut and choose "Properties".
Click the "Compatibility" tab.
Make the required changes.
Click 'OK'


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#2
March 24, 2013 at 16:51:54
Thus far, I've been unable to install the software in Vista. Can software be installed in this "Compatibility Mode"?

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#3
March 25, 2013 at 12:49:51
Voyetra DOP was meant to run on Windows 3.1. Running it in Vista or Windows 7 is going to be difficult. You might be able to do it in a virtual machine running 3.1 or Win9X.

Are you saying you got DOP to run in XP?


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#4
April 1, 2013 at 07:17:26
Yes, that's correct. I'm surprised to see you say it was intended for 3.1. I bought it as part of a sound-card package when Win98 was current. When I upgraded to WinXP, I initially had problems either installing or running it (not sure; probably installing), and like I said, I got a patch from Turtle Beach. At that time, I *think* they told me the software was designed for Win95. It ran beautifully on XP after that. The daughter card was a big part of the appeal for me, too.


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#5
April 1, 2013 at 08:16:30
Turtle Beach must have bought them out then, it originally was created by Voyetra ad didn't have any cards that came with it.

I would first try phil22's suggestion and try running it in compatibility mode. If that doesn't work, try running a Win9X virtual machine.


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#6
April 1, 2013 at 14:54:42
Thank you very much. Regarding compatibility mode: The software will not
install. Is there such a thing as "installing in compatibility mode"?
I'm thinking a Win98 virtual machine might be a good idea; do you recommend one?

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#7
April 1, 2013 at 18:56:14
Start here - http://www.microsoft.com/windows/vi...

You can download the software, then view the other links to show you how to set it up. It shows how to set it up for a virtual XP machine which might work for you, you said you got it to run on XP. If not, you will need a Windows 9X install CD to create a virtual machine that DOP will run on.

Depending on which version of the virtual machine you use, you might have to upgrade to Windows 7. The XP compatible virtual machine only runs on Win7.


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#8
April 2, 2013 at 07:00:15
Okay, looks like a potential solution, after I upgrade to Win7. Thank you!

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#9
April 28, 2013 at 09:16:30
Hi Ben,
Another solution might be to buy an old pentium 3 laptop and install win 9x on it(might even be installed already) . Here you can get one for 30 euro's easily (I live in the Netherlands though). Saves you a lot of hassle. It's not always easy to get the audiodrivers run ok in a virtual machine.

BTW, do you still have the patch to run DOP? I have the same problem, hundreds of compositions that I want to export the midi from. But I have a laptop that runs Win XP anyway, so for me the patch would be ideal.


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